Friday, March 20, 2015

Irish Soda Bread with Guinness Butter

Okay, this is NOT my own recipe, but the making is the fun part (credit shown below).

Bread Ingredients
2 c Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 c Unbleached general purpose flour + flour for kneading
1 t baking soda
dash salt

1 3/4 c Buttermilk

Butter Ingredients
1 - 12oz bottle Guinness Stout
1/4 c dark brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 T molasses
1/2 t sea salt

Preheat oven to 425 F

Bread Instructions
1. whisk together dry ingredients
2. add 1/2 buttermilk and mix together with a wooden spoon
3. add remaining buttermilk and mix until dough forms into large chunks
4. turn out onto a floured surface and knead just enough to get dough to come together.
5. pull dough inside itself until you form a smooth ball.
6. place ball on parchment covered baking sheet. flatten to about 2" thick. score with a cross about 3/4 - 1" deep
7. bake in 425 F oven for 20-30 minutes
8. Cool and serve

Butter Instructions
1. put Guinness and dark brown sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat
2. bring to a boil, then simmer until remaining liquid is about 1/2 c (20-30 minutes)
3. cool to a syrup
4. blend softened butter, molasses and salt until smooth.
5. slowly add Guinness syrup, mixing until blended.
6. chill, removing from refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.

Serve this with a Guinness and maybe your favorite Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe on St Patrick's Day!

I found this at Edlible Times

Photos (c) 2015 Jay Mumper